Some time ago, Socks pushed the idea of “A Chance for Bliss”, a very special pet sanctuary that focuses on special needs animals and pets, including seniors. Their pledge is to take care of the animals forever, as long as needed, short or long. This is dear to my heart, because while I’d never say I was getting on in years, it’s not out of the realm of possibility that I wouldn’t want some nice patch of grass back on a farm somewhere, to re-live the good old days (without the rain, though, thanks).
A new letter has come in, asking for votes for a contest, which, if they win, will give this place a nice financial boost.
Here’s the letter sent in by Woody:
Great to connect with you again.
We are in the running for a $50,000 grant from Pepsi and their “Refresh A Project”. In a nut shell, each month Pepsi invites organizations and individuals alike to submit project ideas. Pepsi then picks the ones they feel best represent their program ideals, and then its game on! At the end of that month the top ten vote getter’s in each category get the grant dollars ($5K, $25K, $50K, and $250K). We chose the $50K category since for us this would be a game changer in that it would cover feed and basic care for an entire year for all of the the 80 animals we now care for (population now consists of 23 horses, 20 dogs, 7 pot belly pigs, 6 goats, 5 sheep, 2 steers, 5 geese, 4 chickens, 4 rabbits, 3 cats, and our newest resident, Noble, a 7 year old cockatiel.). You may recall that criteria for residency at the sanctuary is simple; an animal is deemed a senior, has some some sort of special needs, or has been diagnosed with a life ending condition. As such, once here, each resident remains until they pass away, regardless if that is a short or long period of time.
The link for the program is below. Voting is limited to one vote, person, per day, and only goes for the month of April. We are therefore concentrating our requests for supporters to simply vote each and every day of April.
Thank you again so much for all your support. You are awesome!